Too weak to pull DA trigger?
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January 15th, 2010 12:42 AM
Let her, don't make her, try a Glock 19. Inexpensive, high capacity, very easy shooting. Both my daughters use them for CCW and my ten year old niece shoots one with ease.
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January 15th, 2010 12:12 PM
Originally Posted by operator0
Originally Posted by Billy Ng
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January 15th, 2010 01:23 PM
ha ha, as far as the trumpet player finger strengthening tool goes... I'd have to say, I play professionally, they are hilarious. I like the rubber band idea, also practice curls with your fingers. It sounds sorta like a tendon strength thing to me. As far as the curls go, get a bag of some sort and load it up with various amounts of whatever and practice a "pulling the trigger" type motion.
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January 15th, 2010 02:00 PM
Where to start?
Yes, I am a girl, and not a ton of experience shooting, nor am I particularly strong.
I agree that a revolver is a good entry handgun.
Great point from SteveW: "if she can't pull the trigger she won't be able to rack a slide". I am very accurate at the range with a DA 38 revolver with a strong trigger pull, but I still struggle at times racking slides (and try to do this with hand lotion on, forget it).
Don't confuse "can't" with "won't and does not want to try too hard".
Is the trigger sharp? Sometimes that edge makes it feel like a knife blade on a hand that is not tough and calloused. I ended up bandaided and bloody at my last range class from shooting, now when I am in a class with lots of rounds I wear a thin glove part way through. Maybe a glove would give her more confidence to try harder.
How about taking a class WITHOUT the male significant other in attendance. I learn more and better without him there for some reason.
If she needs confidence with carrying, have her start carrying an unloaded gun, just around the house or wherever. It is confidence building.
Isn't there a hammer that she could cock manually to avoid the DA thing?
Purse carrys. Has she lost a purse? Had a purse stolen? Had friends with lost or stolen purses? Ever been afraid her purse was about to get stolen? There are lots of options for womens holsters. I've got about four. Holsters for cc are not a singular thing, you need several types depending on what you are wearing.
Get a yellow Grip Master. That's the lightest one. They sell them on Amazon for $10. I've got a blue and a yellow. Fantastic hand work out.
Lastly, a 357 revolver just seems a little big to start out with. Heavy and clunky to carry. What works for you may not work for her. Would you carry the same wallet in the same place like she does?
She will know the right one when she sees and feels it. Watch for the smile.
I hope this helps and good luck.
January 15th, 2010 04:19 PM
Ditto cammo girl. The GripMaster builds individual finger strength as well as overall grip and forearm strength.
"Get a yellow Grip Master. That's the lightest one. They sell them on Amazon for $10. I've got a blue and a yellow. Fantastic hand work out."
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